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Gingerbread Hotel

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1Km Este Del Gimnasio | Nuevo Arenal de Tlaran, Nuevo Arenal 00000, Costa Rica
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ACAPULCO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We almost missed this gem of a restaurant. It's in a beautiful part of lake Arenal. We started with the mushrooms in a creme sauce and it was out of this world. The BBQ ribs were the best I have ever eaten. Lots of nice local folks hanging out at the bar made it a special evening. It's a must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent !!!! The daily selection was perfecto ! Deserts were to die for . The chef cooking was 5/5. The main entrees were large enough to feed two people at a super reasonable price 😊Only problem encountered was we noticed that there was not enough road signs along the road to La Fortuna and from La Fortuna... More 

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Munich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We stayed at the Gingerbread Hotel for 4 nights and were not only treated but spoiled by the chef with vegan breakfasts and meals - never had any better meals in Costa Rica - thinking about it - hardly ever had a better meal anywhere (except at home). Eyal explained with every meals the ingredients, how he cooked it and... More 

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Aitkin, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Dave and I stayed one night at the Gingerbread House at one of the casitas built next to the restaurant. We were greeted by the owner when we arrived, who showed us around and into our beautiful place to stay. We enjoyed a cold beer on the front porch of the restaurant, with a great view of Arenal Lake. Our... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We were in Nuevo Arenal for 4 nights and were told on our first day there about Gingerbread. We loved the entire experience! The food was wonderful and chef Eyal's personality made the evening even better. We liked it so much we went back 2 more nights!

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Thank Tim & Betsy H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

We stayed the night at the Gingerbread Hotel after enjoying dinner at the restaurant. The food was very good and the chief was personable and entertaining. It wasn't just a meal, it was an experience. The room was comfortable and adequate. I really enjoyed the breakfast which was included in the room fee. Thankfully it was not the typical Cost... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Staying at Gingerbread was amazing. The Casita that I stayed in was so beautiful and comfortable. I felt peaceful and safe. The open air shower set up was especially great. Steps away from beautiful views and great places to hike or do yoga, the staff were friendly and everything was clean and perfect.

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Thank LFS1990
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Where to start...from the unbelievable food, beautiful room and view-this was hands down the best way to start our Costa Rican vacation. Chef Eyal was simply amazing and is the reason we will be back. Thank you for the wonderful memories!

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

After reading some reviews and intrigued by the comments regarding the owner, i.e NY trained, big personality we made reservations for hotel and dinner. My only regret in retrospect is that we didn't stay longer. The food is fantastic, rooms very nice but the atmosphere created by Chef Eyal is not to be missed. Brash and fun this is a... More 

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Middleburg, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Oh what a night! Fun time, was not expecting to see a Fire Dancer, that's for sure. We have stayed at Gingerbread for the past 4 years and have always had an Exceptional Meal, Great Rooms and Great Floor Show by Eyal. As for the New Year's Eve Party, that was our first and I am so, so glad we... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gingerbread was conceived as a place for people to experience a unique accommodation and dining atmosphere like no other on the shores of Lake Arenal. We excel at combining the comforts of home with contemporary fine dining. Our unique rooms offer all that you would expect, full baths with hot showers, air conditioning, satellite TV and wireless service. Private porches with a pair of wooden lounging chairs are perfect for relaxing while watching the sunset. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gingerbread Hotel

Address: 1Km Este Del Gimnasio | Nuevo Arenal de Tlaran, Nuevo Arenal 00000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Nuevo Arenal
Price Range: $108 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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